SCARP Speaker Series: Putting Healthy Urbanism Principles into Practice to Create Healthy Places
Oct 4, 2023 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Event
SCARP speaker series showcases innovative insights and perspectives in planning and any number of other fields, with insights from UBC, Vancouver, and beyond, to talk about challenges we face today and how our fields intersect to tackle them.
Vancouver parents raise alarm as school board looks to close schools in growing neighbourhoods
The Globe and Mail (subscription) | | Media coverage
SCARP professor Dr. Michael Hooper said the Vancouver School Board’s plan to close schools ignores the massive housing projects planned for Vancouver.
Educators discuss the challenges and opportunities of AI
CBC Early Edition | | Media coverage
SCARP professor, Dr. Michael Hooper, talks about the challenges and surprising opportunities presented by AI tools like ChatGPT.
B.C. wildfires fuelling conspiracy theories
Kelowna Capital News | | Media coverage
School of community and regional planning PhD student Wes Regan said traumatic events can lead people to conspiracies to try and make sense of what’s happening.
A big population crash is "inevitable" and it could get messy, scientist predicts
IFL Science | | Media coverage
A study by school of community and regional planning professor emeritus Dr. William Rees claimed that humanity is using up Earth’s resources at an unsustainable rate which could result in civilization collapse.
Why action on the climate crisis is simply hot air
Middle East Eye | | Media coverage
School of community and regional planning professor emeritus Dr. William Rees was quoted in an opinion piece about climate change.
Vancouver housing protest calls for more community ownership of rentals
City News Vancouver | | Media coverage
School of community and regional planning professor emeritus Dr. Penny Gurstein commented on the rental housing market in B.C.
Vancouver's east-west divide: To the east, suites, laneway houses. To the west, detached homes
Vancouver Sun | | Media coverage
School of community and regional planning adjunct professor Dr. Nathan Edelson said mid-rise buildings constructed on arterial roads like Granville and Cambie are missing “neighbourhood centres” where people can walk to cafés and stores.
How long do Canadians in need have to wait for affordable housing? Depends where they live
CBC | | Media coverage
SCARP professor emeritus Dr. Penny Gurstein, co-director of UBC’s housing research collaborative, said government policy is built around home ownership despite the high number of renters in Canada.
2023 UBC Faculty of Applied Science appointments
Dean James Olsen announces his 2023-2024 faculty appointments for the UBC Faculty of Applied Science.